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Aileen
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5565 on: February 02, 2011, 05:22 AM »
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How much more can the people of Queensland take?

Queensland evacuations urged ahead of Cyclone Yasi  [BBC News, 2 Feb]

Australian officals are urging residents in parts of Queensland to flee ahead of the most dangerous storm ever predicted to hit the state.

Cyclone Yasi, a category five storm - the highest alert level - will make landfall on Wednesday night local time (after 1200 GMT).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12342031
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5566 on: February 03, 2011, 05:08 AM »
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You have to admire the Aussie sense of humour: Very Happy

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Re: News Thread « Reply #5567 on: February 04, 2011, 06:16 AM »
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1st death has been reported today, which is tragic but could have been worse considering the force of the cyclone.

A town bearing my name has been wrecked blink
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5568 on: February 04, 2011, 04:37 PM »
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Gene test 'predicts 448 child diseases'


http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/01January/Pages/dna-gentic-test-for-parents-before-pregnancy.aspx
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5569 on: February 04, 2011, 04:43 PM »
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On one level could help people, but if it was wrong...couples who could have healthy kids might not. Also it might show a strong possibility, but doesn't mean it's a certainty.
Though if you maybe have a history of a particular illness in your family then you could look to see if you're a carrier and might pass on to a child.

So many questions about this sort of stuff, amazing what our DNA can tell us though!
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5570 on: February 08, 2011, 09:06 AM »
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Super-nanna saves the day

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/opinion/post/-/blog/xtra_upshot/post/34/comment/1

clap  What a brave lady yes and probably something I wouldn't try but why should thugs get away with stuff like this?
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5571 on: February 10, 2011, 03:51 AM »
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Super-nanna saves the day

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/opinion/post/-/blog/xtra_upshot/post/34/comment/1

clap  What a brave lady yes and probably something I wouldn't try but why should thugs get away with stuff like this?
An extremely brave lady but what disgusted me is the way other passersby seemed content to turn a blind eye and let the robbers get on with it.  Did any of them, I wonder, even bother to call the police?
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5572 on: February 10, 2011, 07:47 AM »
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An extremely brave lady but what disgusted me is the way other passersby seemed content to turn a blind eye and let the robbers get on with it.  Did any of them, I wonder, even bother to call the police?
It's not a person being mugged and it's not some little shop that is someones' livelihood, so I understand their lack of care.
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5573 on: February 10, 2011, 05:30 PM »
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Apologies of multiple posting, but also very interesting news:

Martin McGuinnes should have been on Cork crash flight, but changed his plans at the last minute. The Sinn Fein politician had been due to fly on the route from Belfast Airport to Cork to campaign for the upcoming elections but made different arrangements. The Spanish-owned light aircraft was making its third attempt at landing in heavy fog just before 10am when it struck the run way and catapulted into the air.
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5574 on: February 15, 2011, 01:01 PM »
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About to check out the Mail Online and see this ... what is going ON ?

Why are we giving £1bn aid to India? A nation with three times as many billionaires as we have (and its own space programme)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357056/Britains-1bn-aid-India-nation-3-times-billionaires-have.html#ixzz1E23HeRpT
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5575 on: February 15, 2011, 01:06 PM »
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The billionaires statistic is nonsense, not in its validity but its relevance. About 25-30% of Indians still live below the poverty line, that's the more relevant statistic.
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5576 on: February 15, 2011, 01:13 PM »
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So what are the Brits going to get out of it?
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5577 on: February 15, 2011, 01:15 PM »
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Well, I'm sure we raped their country of more than £1billion in resources under colonial rule, so perhaps it might be best to reciprocate.

I'm sure we'll get something out of it, India is an economy which is growing exponentially, the donators will have this in mind.
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5578 on: February 15, 2011, 01:17 PM »
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Have to smile at your first sentence.  Don't think the British Government has any kind of a conscience in this regard.

I'd really like to know what is going on behind the scenes.  Hate to be picky, but I already have enough trouble with BT's Indian Call Centre etc etc etc ....
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Re: News Thread « Reply #5579 on: February 15, 2011, 02:03 PM »
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Daisy, I know this is going to sound bad, but it so makes sense that you're a Daily Mail reader
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